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The City of Belen had a population of 7,270 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Belen is located at latitude 34.6628 and longitude -106.7764 in Valencia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Belen encompass a land area of 8.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Valencia County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,810 feet.
The City of Belen (GNIS ID: 2409814) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Belen is located within Belen Division of Valencia County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Belen: Belem, Bethel, Nuestra Senora de Belen *.
|Total Population||7,270 (100%)|
|Population in Households||7,166 (98.6%)|
|Population in Families||5,621 (77.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||104 ( 1.4%)|
|Median Household Income||$33,516|
|Average Household Income||$45,651|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$17,902|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,481 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,095 (60.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||801 (23.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||586 (16.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$108,299|
|Average Home Value||$142,462|
|Housing Affordability Index3||186|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.95%|
|Per Capita Income||1.51%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.05%|
The table below compares Belen to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 33||93rd|
|Population Density||# 142||68th|
|Median Household Income||# 320||28th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 300||68th|
|Per Capita Income||# 320||28th|
|Diversity Index||# 151||66th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Mexico Census Data Comparison Tool.